"Then the day came when the risk to remain tight in a bud was more painful than the risk it took to blossom.”
Women tend to see themselves in relation to others, as daughters, sisters, mothers, friends, wives, and partners.
Our connections to close friends and family are critical, and contribute to our sense of security and identity. A relational and connected life in balance is worth pursuing, and can allow us to express our best selves.
But when we get out of balance, because of losses, life changes or traumatic events, many women can feel disconnected from other people, and even from their spiritual selves.
These times of painful imbalance, however, can offer us a chance to look inside and reconnect with our deepest selves, and delve into inner work towards lasting growth and healing.
The most painful and challenging times for women can also be the most transformative. If we allow ourselves the time to tend to our inner worlds, we can live more creative, assertive and meaningful lives in our outer worlds.
In therapy women often look deeply at parts of their experience that are uncomfortable, unfamiliar and unknown. Parts of their lives that may be hidden beneath the surface, misunderstood or just not talked about.
In my role as a therapist I have the privilege to support and guide you through the process of self exploration, healing, and maybe even transformation. Areas of particular interest include:
- Identity exploration
- Pregnancy/ postpartum feelings
- Single parenting
- The role of “mother”- what does it mean to be a mother and how does this define us?
- Mid-life issues
- Menopause/changing bodies
- Launching children/"empty nest" syndrome
- Relationship break up support
- Aging parents